It all started one day in Hobby Lobby. While shopping an aisle in the back, I noticed a series of 90% off signs. My heart rate immediately increased. You all know what I’m talking about, right? The scent of a bargain, right around the corner. I made my way toward the signs and discovered several bins of assorted posters in a variety of sizes, marked down to $1.75 or less. Oh my. I knew immediately I would have difficulty walking away with just one (or even two).
Last week I posted about the white-board I made over into a chalk board. But I’ve not yet mastered the art of chalkboard lettering, though I do love the style. So when I saw this poster (above), which contains a bit of truth(!), I thought it would make a good stand-in until I do master that art. After arriving home, I searched through my [rather large] stash of frames and found this vintage barn-board beauty, just the right size.
Next, I had to decide what other pieces I would need to create an attractive gallery. Something bright would definitely be a plus. The idea of framing old flags came to me a couple of years ago when I bought my first, aged-looking flag-on-a-stick at a garage sale. As I mentioned, I always have a stash of frames on hand, so when I was ready to complete the project, I had everything I needed readily available.
This photo gives you an idea of where my new gallery wall hangs–next to the corner cupboard in my kitchen that holds all of my ironstone. 2014 was the first year I’d ever decorated for the 4th of July (beyond hanging a flag), but I’m glad I’ve started. It lets our children know that we feel blessed to be Americans.
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New merchandise added over the week-end!